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Chengyu
敬而远之
Pinyin
jìng ér yuǎn zhī
English
(saying) to show respect from a distance
Explanation
Meaning
表面上表示尊敬,实际上不愿接近。也用作不愿接近某人的讽刺话。
Context
《论语·雍也》:“务民之义,敬鬼神而远之。”
Example
若遇此等人,~,以免杀身之祸。 ◎清·刘鹗《老残游记》第十一回
Synonyms
敬若神明、若即若离
Antonyms
平易近人、和蔼可亲、形影相随
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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